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Koala bears aren't officially considered endangered in Australia -- state legislation lists the species as "threatened," "rare," or even "thriving" (in Victoria) -- but these marsupials are facing a bigger fight than ever before to sustain its populations. Sexually transmitted diseases, habit loss, human interaction, and climate change are all working against them.
We hope these 10 videos --- which go behind the scenes of the koala's daily life in zoos, rescue centers, and in-the-wild -- help with the persuasion.
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